Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24057/all en North Korea welcomes Google's Schmidt to Internet black hole http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By David Chance and Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea has done its best to<br /> butter up Google Inc. ahead of Executive Chairman Eric<br /> Schmidt's visit that started on Monday, even to the extent of<br /> setting up a gmail account for its state news agency KCNA at<br /> <a href="mailto:kcna@gmail.com">kcna@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>Sadly, the Hermit Kingdom's chosen email address doesn't<br /> work as it is short of the minimum six characters required for a<br /> Google account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/north-korea-welcomes-googles-schmidt-internet-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Company Founded Company Technology Contact Details Divided regions Korea Media of North Korea Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Political geography Quotation Republics Technology Telecommunications in North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:56:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731521 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-North Korea's Jong arrives in South for Suwon move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - North Korea striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Seoul on Tuesday to finalise his move to the K-League's Suwon Samsung and said he hoped to play the role of sporting ambassador during his stint in the South.</p> <p>Jong is set to be unveiled as a Suwon player on Thursday after sealing a 300,000 euros ($395,850) switch from German club FC Cologne to the South Korean top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-north-koreas-jong-arrives-south-suwon-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomatic Relations Jong Tae Kim Jong-il Korea Mass media North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Quotation Yonhap YTN Group Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:07:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731587 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-UN's Pillay says may be crimes against humanity in NKorea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-uns-pillay-says-may-be-crimes-against-humanity-nkorea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Navi Pillay says time right for international inquiry</p> <p>* Torture, rapes, executions may be crimes against humanity</p> <p>* Regrets nuclear issue has overshadowed concern on abuses</p> <p>* North Korean envoy dismisses accusations</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-uns-pillay-says-may-be-crimes-against-humanity-nkorea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Government Kim Jong-il Korea Navi Pillay Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734058 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. circulates draft North Korea resolution at UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. wants Security Council to condemn North Korea rocket test</p> <p>* Draft result of deal between U.S., China (Adds details about resolution)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would condemn North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-us-circulates-draft-north-korea-rebuke-at-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737511 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-N.Korea says will boost nuclear deterrent after UN rebuke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* North Korea space agency will now be blacklisted</p> <p>* Council warns North against new nuclear test</p> <p>* China says sanctions alone don't work, more diplomacy needed</p> <p>* Pyongyang continues work on nuclear test site, test seen some way off (Adds U.S. envoy comments, paragraphs 7-8, Russian comment, paragraph 10)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-un-security-council-plans-vote-tighter-north-korea-san" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Entertainment International relations Korea Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737900 at http://www.globalpost.com UN chief warns against UN logistical support for Mali war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/un-chief-warns-against-un-logistical-support-mali-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ban presents three logistical support options for Mali war</p> <p>* UN Security Council authorized African force in December</p> <p>* Ban says UN combat support could put UN personnel at risk</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/un-chief-warns-against-un-logistical-support-mali-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ban Ki-moon Korea Politics Technology United Nations War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737975 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea threatens war with South over UN sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.</p> <p>In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric against regional powers, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbour on Friday, saying: "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739204 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-North Korea threatens war with South over UN sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds U.S. State Department reaction, paragraphs 9, 16-18)</p> <p>By Jack Kim</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.</p> <p>In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbour on Friday, saying: "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-north-korea-threatens-war-south-over-un-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Politics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739239 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Korea's Kim dashes early hope but US still seeks change -Clinton http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nkoreas-kim-dashes-early-hope-us-still-seeks-change-clinton <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - North Korea's missile tests and menacing rhetoric have disappointed U.S expectations that young leader Kim Jong-un would be different than his father but Washington still hopes to persuade Pyongyang to change course, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/nkoreas-kim-dashes-early-hope-us-still-seeks-change-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Government Korea Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741120 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung chairman wins $4 bn family court case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/samsung-chairman-wins-4-bn-family-court-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee won a court ruling Friday against demands from his siblings to hand over billions of dollars in shares in various Samsung Group companies.</p> <p>The court allowed Lee to retain all his shareholdings in the giant conglomerate which members of his family had accused him of hiding from them following the death of Lee's father and Samsung founder Lee Byung-Chul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/samsung-chairman-wins-4-bn-family-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of South Korea Korea Samsung Electronics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742577 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea camouflages nuclear test site: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has covered the entrance to a tunnel at its nuclear test site in an apparent effort to avoid satellite monitoring ahead of a widely expected detonation, a report said Friday.</p> <p>The Punggye-ri site, which has three tunnel entrances and multiple support buildings, has been closely monitored by US, South Korean and Japanese intelligence since North Korea ramped up its test threats just over a week ago.</p> <p>"Analysis showed a camouflage net looking like a roof was placed on the tunnel entrance," Yonhap News Agency cited a senior South Korean government source as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/n-korea-camouflages-nuclear-test-site-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742636 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea military meet hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meet-hints-at-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un chaired a top military meeting that discussed a looming "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the Korean army, the powerful National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p>The meeting discussed "bringing about a great turn in bolstering military capability", said KCNA, which gave no date or details of Kim's speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meet-hints-at-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744301 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea military meet hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meet-hints-at-nuclear-test-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un chaired a top military meeting that discussed a looming "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the Korean army, the powerful National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p>The meeting discussed "bringing about a great turn in bolstering military capability", said KCNA, which gave no date or details of Kim's speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meet-hints-at-nuclear-test-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:17:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744328 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a looming "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the ruling party's Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the army, the National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea News agencies Nuclear program of North Korea Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744396 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.</p> <p>Kim made a "historic" speech at the ruling party's Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the army, the National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/n-korea-military-meeting-hints-at-nuclear-test-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea News agencies Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744466 at http://www.globalpost.com